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Young Learners Academy

A Message from the Director

Our goal at TFUMC Young Learners Academy is to impact each child’s life educationally, spiritually, emotionally, and socially so they are provided with a strong foundation for their next step to elementary school. Your child’s schooling is one of the most important decisions you as a parent will make for your child. We encourage parents to explore all their educational options to decide what works best for their child and family life.

TFUMC Young Learners Academy is a place where children, teachers, and parents feel they belong and are eager to walk through the doors each day. It’s a place where you hear children laughing, playing, and smiling as they learn. The atmosphere of love and acceptance found here encourages each child in their own learning process. We recognize that our relationships with the children of our school provide a secure base from which they can explore the world, take on challenging academic skills, connect with God and others, and develop a genuine LOVE of learning. We strive not only to provide challenging learning experiences but a secure, personal environment of care for each individual student.

Please help us know how we can serve you on your child’s educational journey and thank you for considering TFUMC Young Learners Academy for your child and family!


Blessings in Christ,

Kathryn Prothro
Director, TFUMC Young Learners Academy
(229) 226-0840
Our Mission Statement
It is the mission of TFUMC Young Learners Academy to provide a safe, nurturing environment that fosters an enjoyment of learning in each child. TFUMC Young Learners’Academy strives to help children grow towards independence and respect for themselves, each other, and the greater community. It is our goal to help children broaden their understanding of God’s word and their place within His world.
Our Philosophy
TFUMC Young Learners Academy recognizes that learning is a natural, child-led process. We provide a stimulating, developmentally appropriate environment in which children are free to learn at their own pace. Individualization is a key component of our program and we place special emphasis on making each child an accepted and important part of our school community.
Our Strategy
In order to meet the developmental needs of each student, teachers create experiences and activities around the following themes and domains: Language and literacy, music and movement, pre-math and counting, pre-reading, letters and phonics, time and space, imaginary and creative play, art, multi-sensory play, science, outdoor experiences, exposure to local and global culture and community, environmental education, social and adaptive skills, and daily Bible lessons.